For a Lifetime

Central alumni share what it means to be Forever Dutch®.

Jul 15, 2021

Exterior of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium

Making an Impression

New facilities showcase the best of what Central athletics have to offer.

Jul 15, 2021

Former Central presidents David Roe (left) and President Emeritus Ken Weller (center) join current President Mark Putnam at the 2013 NCAA Division III softball championships in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Weller’s Wisdom

President Emeritus Ken Weller accomplished much in his time at Central. Of those accomplishments, Weller authored the Division III Philosophy, which transformed Division III athletics into what they are today.

Jul 15, 2021

James Boatright '21 (center) celebrated his graduation from Central with family and friends. Pictured, left to right, Paige Skinner, Boatright's girlfriend; Lauri Auxier, Boatright's mother; and James and Pat Auxier, Boatright's grandparents. Also in attendance, Rick and Amanda Boatright, James Boatright's father and sister, and Jesse Evans, friend.

Hope For the Best

Hope. It’s all anyone has really wanted the past 15-ish months. And it’s all James Boatright ’21’s family has clung to the past five years.

Jul 15, 2021

Jeff McMartin’90,(left), along with his daughters, Emily and Caroline ’24, and wife Laurie Rieken McMartin ’90.

“I Love This College”

Even as he was coaching elsewhere, Central College wasn’t far from the mind of Jeff McMartin ’90.

Jul 15, 2021

Mark Putnam and several Central Dutch student-athletes.

Champions in Life

During a recent conversation with our director of athletics, Eric Van Kley, I was reminded about the deepest values we hold with respect to intercollegiate athletics.

Jul 15, 2021

Austin O'Brien ’14was the Iowa Conference men’s cross country MVP in 2013, placing 11th at the NCAA Division III Championships. He then won an indoor track and field national title in the distance medley relay.

“Unrealistic” Dreams Lead O’Brien to Olympic Trials

The Olympic dreams of Austin O’Brien ’14 are as improbable as where they were spawned — on a couch in front of a television.

Jul 15, 2021

Sunny Gonzales Eighmy ’99 and husband Nathan Eighmy ’99 during their time at Central.

Thank You for Being Forever Dutch®

Athletics holds a special place in my heart. I’ve been an athlete, coach and fan at Central and loved every role.

Jul 15, 2021

Around the Pond – Summer 2021

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Jul 15, 2021

Manford “Manny” Byrd ’49

In Memoriam: Manford “Manny” Byrd ’49

Manford “Manny” Byrd ’49, a lifelong educator and distinguished alumnus from Central College, died Jan. 17, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. He was 93.

Jul 15, 2021

A drone shot of A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex showcases many of Central College's updated exterior athletics facilities. Photo by: Andrew Gorman '19

Athletics Updates – Summer 2021

Read the Summer 2021 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Jul 15, 2021

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